The sports industry may have allowed blacks to start participating in sports, but racism within the sport is still the exact same. Between Muhammad Ali and Richard Sherman the changes that have been made have not been significant enough for the black community in sport feel 100 percent accepted. There are multiple reasons I believe that there is still racism in the sports world and that it is still the same as it was then. My main points for this are name calling, discrimination and stereotypes. First I will start with name calling.
civil rights movement, and beyond, all affected the mindset of black drivers (Bell, Hopson, Craig, & Robinson, 2014, p.39). The looting, vandalizing, and negative protest have cost this country tremendous amount of money to rebuild a community. Some citizens retaliated because they felt justice is not on their side. Research has shown that in the future laws will be put into place to protect minorities, but did not give an immediate solution to the
There are many ideas as to how racism began. Before people were able to travel and experience difference groups of people, they mostly stayed in the same area with the same kind of people (same race of people). People feared thing... ... middle of paper ... ...liminated certain aspects of not necessarily segregation but racism. The fact that racism played such a large role in Obamas election and campaign is proof that racism has yet to be completely eliminated for our society and country today. Many people were assuming Obama won because he got what they called the "black vote" which is sad to hear because that means people think Obama was elected solely based on the color of his skin instead of his thoughts on how to change our country and make it a "More Perfect Union”.
There also the individuals who do not identify with either side, obtaining the belief that these symbols are a representation of the organization itself rather that creating a backstory or an image associated to anything other than the organization represented by an image. With many debates and issues regarding the topic happening annually, the question remains, what should be done about the racism issue in the sports industries? Many obtain the opinion that these mascots, logos, are a negative connotation to the portrayal of the organization. These people support their decision with the belief that the symbols are racist and offensive due to the way the media portrays the images, distorting them and making them cartoon like to skew the image (Locklear). What Locklear is attempting to say is that the mutated belief that is provided by the media effects how the public views the alteration of a symbol to be discriminating or a negative racial representation.
The majority of blacks accept their inferior role because they viewed it as impossible to escape due to police and society structures. However, Richard Wright doesn’t share this subdued outlook, instead he exhibits frustration towards these people's actions and chooses to respond with defiance. The lesson of whites dominance is repeated throughout "Ethics of Living Jim Crow." This attitude creates a social atmosphere that forces blacks to choose how they react in each situation carefully. This white dominant theme appears when Wright is applying for a job at a mainly white company.
When looking back at our country during the civil rights movement, many people are appalled at how people of color were being mistreated and hated for so long. In our society, today, people like to pride themselves in not being racist and being accepting of all different races and cultures. Although people like to think that they are not racist and that our society is entering a “post-racial” phase, the truth is that we are all somewhat subconsciously racist and to think that we will ever become a post-racial society is unrealistic. People may not believe that white privilege is a real issue but the truth is that it is real and it is happening in our country more than ever. Sadly, race still plays a huge and important role on how you are treated and looked at in this country, there are still people in our society who treat others differently simply because of how they look and because of the color of their skin.
African American’s went through a tremendous amount of emotional and physical abuse in the past because of their skin color. White people used to set strict rules for blacks and deprived them of living a life where they could enjoy freedom. We still have racial discrimination today, but I believe it’s not as bad. Sports, such as boxing saw racial discrimination occurring in their sport. Fans will shake their heads, get angry, and have an admiration for African American boxers from the past when they watch “Shadowboxing: The Journey of the African-American Boxer."
So, it doesn 't mean Hispanics are not playing sports, it means the sports that they are involved in doesn 't require going to college which is a requiring ground. Additionally, Latinos dropout rate at a secondary school is at the highest rates in the country which prevents them from attending college. These theories are great to actually show the representation of minority 's student athletes especially cultural and familial expectations because a lot of children believes if they play basketball or football then they will make it out of the hood. Parents particularly in the African American communities will invest hours and thousands of dollars to ensure their child is playing football or basketball. So many children will get good grades and be on their best behavior so they can earn a scholarship to attend college, so they can hopefully make their professional athlete dream come
It may lead to athletic departments becoming more of a business instead of helping athletes receive an education. Student athletes have more passion for their sport because they are fighting to play. Spectators love college athletes because the athletes are playing for the school and not money. Paying college athletes to play could benefit the players but it would only create more problems for other athletes, students and universities. The innocence of college sports would be taken away if college athletes are paid.
At one point african american athletes were not able to fight racism by being the best in the world at what they loved. In the past couple of years that has changed. Now days african american athletes are the idols fro many white and black individuals. Because of this whole change on how white people sees the professional black athletes in comparison to the black communities indicates that they way race and gender are represented in sports has no connection to our society. Is not an accurate comparison at all.